Watch the sunset.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s possible to experience something so
beautiful without spending a dime. Taking in a sunset is free and simple
and you can do it from almost anywhere in Sarasota. The beaches, the marina and
Ringling Bridge are favorite spots Spend the day at the beach.
Sarasota is home to Siesta Beach, the No. 1 beach in the country,
according to Dr. Beach’s 2011 list. Lido, Longboat, Nokomis and Bradenton Beaches
all have beautiful scenery and public access and the beaches of Venice are
known for their sharks' teeth. Drum or Dance. Live music performances are free every Sunday night on
Siesta Beach and you can even join in. Bring a drum or just yourself and
play or dance the night away or pull up a beach chair or towel and get a front
Have a barbecue, picnic or combination of the two at Siesta Beach or Lido
Beach. Both have grills and picnic areas with tables and pavilions, so bring
your own food and have a scenic, waterfront lunch or dinner.
Get in touch with nature on a primitive campsite at Myakka State Park. The cost
is just $5 per person. While the primitive campsites are several miles away that’s just an excuse to go hiking or biking before setting
up camp. Don’t forget to make s’mores! www.floridastateparks.org Take a dip.
The Lido Pool is public pool right on Lido Beach. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4:45
p.m., the pool charges $2 for children
under 12 and seniors 55 and older and $4 for older children
and adults. Purchase user fees at
the Lido Beach Concession - (All prices include tax)
www.sarasotagov-com Relax in Island Park.
Located at 1 Marina Plaza, Island Park is home to lots of great, free
things--a sprawling lawn, beautiful blue water,
sun, shade, massive and inventive sculptures, big boats and docks to
Children's Fountain is located in Bay Front Park (Ringling
Blvd. & Bay Front Drive
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 10a.m.-7p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Winter Hours (Labor Day to Oct. 31 & Apr.1 to Memorial Day): 10a.m.-5p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Closed Easter, Independence Day.
Winter Closure: Last day open is October 31 and will reopen April. 1; call
(941) 365-5318 for current status.
Spend Monday at the museum.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum opens its doors free of charge every Monday
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.ringling.org
Enjoy music on the bay.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall holds Friday Fest one Friday a month in the
summer and early fall. Check out the live music on the water front from 5-9 pm www,vanwezel.org
Go window shopping. It
doesn’t hurt to look. Take a peek in the boutiques of downtown Sarasota and St.
Armands Circle. It is all Free! You may even find a great deal.
Sarasota has a packed festival schedule year-round and most of the
festivities are free and open to the public. Arts, crafts, food and music
abound, from the Venice Shark's Tooth Festival to the Siesta Fiesta to the St. Armands
Go to the movies.
Sarasota’s Parkway 8 Cinema makes it
possible for you and the whole family to go to the movies for less than
the price of one adult ticket at the average movie theater. Matinee tickets are
$2 and evening showings are just $2.50.
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I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Thirty years ago I came from Michigan to the Sarasota area to enjoy the beaches of the Sunshine State. The “Beach Communities” Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key are what draw everyone to make Sarasota their home!
Sarasota the “Cultural Capital” of Florida attracts homeowners that want more than just a beach experience. Sarasota and Manatee communities with the growth of new housing maintain their elegant but laid back style. It is a great place to make it your home to be able to enjoy lush natural environment and the amenities of a modern city.
I became a home owne r in Lakewood Ranch an award winning 17,500 acre site that provides a beautiful master planned, maintained and golf community. Get the picture: blue waters, white sand, plenty of sun, blue skies, fabulous food, casual outdoor dining, amazing fishing, play golf, boat races, music and art festivals….
My focus is to best understand the goals and visions of my clients, ensuring all decisions are made with a wealth of information and the necessary tools for a successful, rewarding experience.
I have found my “Slice of Heaven” I look forward to you finding yours!
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